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Nov 27, 2009 1:00pm EST
, to the united states in 1926, he committed an act of violence, attempted murder, in los angeles. and was incarcerated in san quentin prison. this becomes a very crucial question as to the veracity of his famous book, "out of the night" when it eventually appears, but immediately have the following effects on him. kreps became one of the editors, the contributors to the san quentin prisoners magazine. he took lots of extension courses in writing from the university of california again he at that point determined to become a writer. however, he got out of san quentin in 1929. was deported. went back to europe. got cut up again in communistic activities. according to him, he was thrown into jail by the nazis, from which he escaped by the following rules. he pretended to have converted to not use them. the nazis allowed him to go out so he would go back and be a double agent working with his former communist allies. day, however, didn't think there was anything phony about his conversion. and under these circumstances he said, chased by the secret police both of russia and germany. he to
Nov 22, 2009 12:00pm EST
minnesota and in my third year in the united states congress and i am privileged to be able to sit on the financial services committee. who would have known for the last three years the financial services committee would be the center of the universe when it comes to taking a look at what is happening with the economic meltdown so many americans have had to deal with and look at. joining me today is an author of a great new book that i not everyone will be interested in. it is called "architects of ruin" and the author is mr. peter schweizer and he will join us today to talk about what happened with the economic meltdown, how did we get here, who are the key players, what will we do and how will we get out so we can get back? thank you for joining me today peter on booktv. let's talk about your book. "architects of ruin" how long has it been out? >> guest: just a couple of weeks. >> host: what have you been hearing? >> guest: a lot of different reactions. people are surprised that the information. there is a narrative written about the plan into a crisis now similar to what was writte
Nov 23, 2009 12:00am EST
do we do? what do we do to create financial institutions that are part of the united states? to do not have the legal behavior, what do we do to have financial solutions play a role so that entrepreneurs and business people can create real goods and services and meaningful jobs? what would you suggest? >> first of all, we have to look at the money given to the system because they did not put strings attached to it. we have to attach strings produce said you needed it and loosen credit, you did it. you need to take a proportion of your capital and there is a discussion now and there is a talk to see if they can control the rest so the government does not have to subsidize but that should be divided out and more capital should be given and also renegotiation should be much easier. not only is credit not listening but if somebody wants to renegotiate a home or their mortgage gumby cannot get anyone on the phone. the process is so exhausting and documents get lost. of these loans became assets. appeared, you cannot even find her the dee bluster property. you basically made to look at t
Nov 29, 2009 9:00pm EST
united states. >> host: welcome to "after words." i am dave zirin, i am the sports editor for the nation magazine, and i'm absolutely thrilled to be interviewing a man who has written a tremendous biography about the greatest pound for pound boxer of the 20th century. that boxers name is walker smith, jr., better known as sugar ray robinson, and the author is wil haygood. how are you doing? >> guest: good, good to be here. >> host: it's great to have you. i do think this book is actually worthy of sugar ray robinson. it is a tremendous achievement so congratulations right away. >> guest: thank you. >> host: you are not a sports biographer by trade. why did you decide to spend five years of your life writing about sugar ray robinson? >> guest: i had written to previous biographies, one of adam clayton powell, the new york congressman and the other the entertainer, sammy davis jr. so i started thinking if i could find another subject that interested me i would have a trilogy, three major biographies, and i wanted adam hall of course, it politician, sammy davis jr.. i wanted a sports
Nov 27, 2009 3:00pm EST
. this young man proposed that it is time for the northwest provinces of a united india to conjoin into a muslim state along with bangladesh on the eastern wing of india. in the same treatise, he proposed that these five provinces, punjab, kashmir, baluchistan, become pakistan. so he sort of, this is the act grown in. it is both acronym and it means an urgent land of the pure. so the very basis of this idea was it was to be an ethnic amount commission that it was to bring together all these various peoples that were united by one thing and wanting only. and that was islam. >> host: the obvious question is was that a sufficient basis for a state? in my own time in pakistan, what leapt out at me was when you cross the river which bisects the pakistan north and south, you to transition between two civilizations. west you have really scintillation, and look at the people, the dress, even the blanton case of the food. and then you east, across from the shower at attic for, or islam a bad, and you're in the subcontinent culture. the food is richer, spicer, the colors are more vibrant. does paki
Nov 22, 2009 9:00pm EST
certain tree before someone else knows. >> of like the united states congress. let me ask you a question to reedbuck on the minds of millions of americans. right now we are in the most serious economic decline since the great depression. if you add that the number of people who are unemployed and underemployed 17% of american adults were forced is in that position . the first question, nobody could have predicted this. how do you responsd? >> it was absolutely predictable for a lot of reasons. that mentality in the street. the reason the crisis happened was there was a desire to find products and to create access within wall street that made money. they don't really care. it doesn't matter to wall street firms what those are. it turned out that they created assets out of a small amount of sub prime loans. when i say a small amount, i look at it like it's an upside-down pyramid. 1.4 trillion were issued in. what wall street does is takes them and creates new securities not even trading them back and forth. just the creation of the securities. and then what they do is take the sec
Nov 30, 2009 12:00am EST
the south of the united states where they tend to be refugees and jackie robinson going to california were coming from california i was talking about that the other day the way mark miller was looking someone to challenge a reserve clause he was a few for the african-american athlete who was influenced by the broader 10 or of the times and sugar ray robinson was very influenced and harlem is in very wade -- menu is a character this is not a typical biography. also may not a typical sports biography. you have marvelous personifications of harlem, a jazz music, "esquire" magazine and they become characters in the story. why is it important to understand harlem to understand a sugar ray robinson? >> guest: people always said they had such style. what does that mean? what is style? i just did not want to write a book and tell "the reader" that without giving an explanation of how i grew within him and he grew up in detroit when he was 12 years old and his mother moved him to harlem. the father stayed behind they were always estranged but that is a good point* but the hem and walker smith
Nov 28, 2009 10:00pm EST
generation. rosemary mariner is retired captain in the united states navy and actually a neighbor of mine in tennessee. and her and her husband, chuck, she has been on the faculty of the national war college, and in fact just a little while ago i was reading thomas's latest book about the battle, the war in iraq, and she was quoted, i thought that was pretty cool. i knew someone who was quoted in a book. .. i am grateful for their presence, but all the more i thank you for being here because of the major competition that we had at this hour. as the airlines say, we know you had a choice, and we thank you for choosing to fly with us, and lying is a very appropriate term both for this session and for our major competition. it is also appropriate that we are doing this at this particular time because this is a national eight the air force week. we are right in the midst of that week, and of course with my ranking, we have a pilot and crew who flew with the eighth air force. as tom posed mentioned, of course i have written articles and books that have dealt with the american civil war in one
Nov 27, 2009 2:00pm EST
at the united states military academy. and raised a in that amount, five years of young leaders who served in iraq, who have also served in afghanistan, and who have made an important contribution to the military of the nation. >> host: absolutely. i'm sure you've seen many of them. >> i have to say it's the most humbling and exciting experience to go into a theater of war and to see someone who you last saw as young cadet in command of soldiers. in fact, i had quite an experience going to visit a very good student, someone whom i had mentored very closely in may 2007 when he was commanding a company in southern baghdad. and i have to say, to see him in command, was as i said, one of the most humbling experiences. it really is unusual for a civilian to be able to see the fruits of teaching officership. >> host: right in the heart of it, southern baghdad. we will get to that. i think in reading this book, if i was a casual observer, i would still have no idea the extent to which you yourself were involved in the surge. you detach yourself well within the book. probably because you're
Nov 26, 2009 3:00pm EST
thought they were vital to actually hear the living, breathing, cussing president of the united states trying to be, try to run a people's government. and i knew that that kind of record have dried up ignobly had recorded their conversations since nixon. my impression was that they are not keeping the kind of record data that will enable you to really find out today what george bush was really thinking before he went into iraq. you know, we're going to have to make do with the myth and the filters and images. and i wanted to do better than that. i was done that he wanted to do better than that. he was thinking about those things even before he took office. >> host: describe briefly 1972. how well did you know him? >> guest: we live together. were the two texas coordinator he asked if he could bring his new girlfriend, hillary, to our apartment so the three of us got an apartment together. hillary also worked in other states and even bill and i had the time, we were traveling all over like water bugs in the big state of texas. we didn't spend all that much time together. we were technically re
Nov 29, 2009 12:00pm EST
in the united states. investment banks are on your own, you can do what ever you want, maybe not totally but you can speculate and trade into what ever but we don't have your back. we are not going. >> at risk this mac the taxpayers of back you out. >> guest: the fdic won't be there. >> you are ensure your debt which is kind of what they're doing with goldman sachs and morgan stanley. it just won't happen because it makes no sense. >> host: then we came to the 80s and 90s and people like alan greenspan and bob rubin proceeded to tell the congress my dad was glass-steagall was a terrible destructive idea. >> guest: for years before the repeal robert rubin was talking about this notion we could be competitive in our banks are allowed to do whatever it is they do, that the 1933 glass-steagall act was integrated into that work in today's modern world of finance and who we are going to be at a loss actually. the u.s. will decline in financial supremacy if we are not going to allow our banks to do with the other banks are doing. >> host: so the congress against my vote repeal the glass
Nov 27, 2009 2:00am EST
. for the rest of the united states, it doesn't. let's save america from this fate. let's save the american system. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from rhode island. >> request permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. langevin: as this congress takes up the debate to fix our nation's health care crisis by passing universal health care, i'd like to take a minute to talk about a family from rhode island. barbara is the mother of two boys, one of whom has hemophilia. three months of his medicine costs $1 million, not to mention doctor offices -- doctor visits and hospitalizations. she also has multiple sclowscle roe sis. -- sclerosis. she has insurance, but is held hostage. there are families like barbara's struggling to afford to keep the coverage they have or to get it in the first place. it's time to pass health insurance reform. the bill before us will change the system in america and health care being a privilege only for those who can afford it to being a right
Nov 27, 2009 3:00am EST
congress and the united states to stand against the report. i yield the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> request permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: so ordered. mr. poe: mr. speaker, it came on two pages, it has width stood the agets, the word shall is only 10 times mentioned. but enough to get one's attention. though taxthis law raise to this day it continues to create much praise, two great religious does it claim, the law of the 10 commandments is its name. a current writing 1,990 pages long has a socialist philosophy that is all wrong. difficult for the people to understand and troubling what big government doth demand. over 3,444 shalls does it alow. new massive taxes does it proudly tout. written in secret by the bureaucrats, for exclusive use by the taxocrats. the congressional bill called health care reform is illusionary, the authors are still ill informed. government ought not take over america's health biz, and that's just the way it is. . the speaker pro tempore:
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